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jim harbaugh along with qb colin kaepernick and others held a news conference. they made a point of saying even though they are in the land of mardi gras, this is, like you mentioned, a business trip. they're trying to make this a normal week with their first practice tonight at the saints training facility. harbaugh acknowledging that he is a rookie super bowl coach venturing into unchartered waters. >> that's exciting, too. we have a great thrill and a great desire to be in uncharted waters. our coaches and our players have always, always relished that, always thrived in that kind of environment. >> i think if you're prepared for a situation, you're going to be confident when you go out to try to win a football game or whatever you're doing. if you're prepared for it, you're going to be confident. it's just head down, keep working. this isn't a time to relax and get out of your routine or stop working hard. this one you should be working your hardest. >> working their hardest with so
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many distractions around them. first parades of the mardi gras carnival kicked off this weekend. they continue throughout the week with a break on super bowl sunday. even though new orleans has hosted the super bowl several times before, this is only the second time that both events have coincided. more than a million people are expected in new orleans for these two monumental events. reporting live outside the new 49ers stadium here in santa clara, bob redell, nbc bay area news. so far the team seems to be in a relaxed mood, just soaking everything up. quarterback colin kaepernick was so excited he tweeted out an instagram photo of his plane seat on the airplane, of course. his caption reads, quote, i ain't ever seen a plane seat like this. >> good quarterback, bad grammar. but just then moments later the niners soint this picture of kaepernick looking very happy in that fine seat of his. both those pictures have been retweeted hundreds of times and linked by thousands on instagram. there are also a lot of
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niners fans going to sunday's game, but there's one fan who is getting a little extra special treatment. >> yes, he is. longtime niners fan kerry white is headed down to the ninth sixers super bowl and it is all due to jed york. white thought this one was fake, but we can tell you it is real. york wanted to give two tickets to a very loyal fan with a great story. >> and white can thank an ssgate article talking about his five previous super bowl trips. he was planning to watch this one from home, but now he's headed to the big easy hoping to witness another great win. >> to go to six, this is totally blessed. i'm still kind of in shock, to tell you the truth. i just didn't think it was going to happen. >> how exciting. white will be taking his friend's nephew to the super bowl. >> the guy's a good luck charm. five for five so far.
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here is a question to think about. how would you like the monday after the super bowl to be a holiday? >> yes, please. >> that's what fans are asking the white house to do. i'm sure a lot of people dreaming of this. a fantasy football website petitioning the government to make every monday after the super bowl a national holiday. why wouldn't you in right now, the petition has just over 8,000 signatures. they need 100,000 by february 23rd in order for the white house just to respond. as you say, why don't they just have it on a saturday? >> you know, sunday's pretty traditional. >> nbc bay area has continuing coverage of the 49ers quest for six. we have more journalists on the ground in new orleans than any other local station. catch us on air and on our website, san francisco's mayor ed lee delivering his state of the city address this morning where he outlines his plans for san francisco, and this happened just about an hour ago. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us with what the mayor has laid out for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
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you, jon. san francisco mayor ed lee talked jobs and legislation saying that san francisco is a city that's resurgent and strong. and yes, he did, take a minute to talk about the san francisco 49ers and their big super bowl run. we had a packed house at college track in the bayview. that's a new center that helps underserved students reach their college goals. in the crowd former san francisco mayor willie brown. lee asked brown to actually go easy on his speech in reviewing it since it's his first state of the city. lee said that unemployment is down to 6.5% compared to over 9% when he first took office. that downtown south of market business is moving in. san francisco he says remains a top destination for tourists. there are a number of big cranes working downtown, meaning more construction jobs. he's painting a picture of a city with a balanced two-year budget getting back on track. >> from the sunset to the mission to right here in the
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bayview, we're witnessing a rebirth of local manufacturing. fashion, artisanal food production that bear the label "made in san francisco." yes. >> reporter: now, he also talked up a new warriors arena, america's cup, he mentioned the world series champions san francisco giants as a point of pride. and he said in a number of days as the beloved 49ers will play in their first super bowl in 18 years with the entire city and region behind them. but he said looking forward his focus remains creating jobs. reporting live, christie smith. a car crash took the lives of three young men last night. it happened on the off ramp from 92 to chevy boulevard shutting down all lanes for hours. officers say their car swerved off the freeway, hit the
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guardrail, flipped over and slammed into a utility poll. two brothers from redwood city ages 12 and 16 were found dead in the backseat. their 18-year-old brother was taken to stanford medical center with major injuries. the driver, a 21-year-old man from san mateo, died at stanford medical center. none of the victims' names has been released. the chp determined that no other vehicles were involved in that crash. it's not yet determined if drugs or alcohol were involved. >> such a sad story there. well, a menlo park woman and her 2-year-old son just thankful to be alive after they were shot over the weekend. police say people inside two cars got into a fight at a st stoplight at about 7:45 saturday night when somebody in one of those cars opened fire. the woman and the boy were both hit in the legs and a bullet grazes the boy's head. police say the victims were able to actually drive to a nearby mcdonald's to get help. both fortunately are expected to be okay.
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those suspects remain on the run. a recent rash of thefts and burglaries in a normally quite part of san jose has neighbors on edge. a neighborhood safety meeting drew so many people in almaden valley last night they could not fit inside the pizza parlor where the meeting was being held. one of the tips offered to neighbors is to band together. >> let the neighbors know how to protect each other and how to keep an eye open for each other and organize through the neighborhood watch program and ultimately be the eyes and the ears of the police department. >> neighbors say they're worried the police do not have enough officers in that area. many neighbors showed up because of a recent home invasion robbery in which an elderly couple was tied up. the retrial of the crime lab drug scandal in san francisco is about to come to an end. closing arguments being made today in the case of the lab technician accused of taking cocaine from the facility. debra madden was given a mistrial back in october after jurors just couldn't agree on a
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verdict to charges. she obtained the drug by fraud or by deception. madden's defense lawyers are arguing she did not deceive anybody in this case which is an element which is needed for conviction under the law. the man accused of opening fire inside oakland's university and killing seven people is back in court today. a judge will determine whether one goh will be held until he is deemed competent to stand trial. he'll most likely be treated for schizophrenia at napa state hospital. the court will receive a progress report every 90 days. earlier this month a judge decided goh was incompetent to stand trial. prosecutors say he plans the killing spree after becoming angry with school officials over a tuition dispute. some quirky fixtures with tiny beards and mini little pants on there in oakland could be removed by pg&e. they wear knickers. dozen of tiny gnomes have popped up attached to fences and power
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poles there. pg&e says it's concerned that the screws they drill into the walls there to will compromise the structural integrity of the phone poles and prompt others to attach creations to the poles which creates a maintenance issue for utility workers. but neighbor say the gnomes bring joy to passers by and prompting gnome hunts out there. and the neighbors, some feel they should just be left alone. >> hopefully they can find some even ground. >> make everybody happy. show the love. >> like the weather. there's a warm-up. >> there's a story you don't hear every day. 11:10 now. we're getting spoiled this week. spoiled. enjoy it. temperatures right now are still cold enough for a jacket. you'll probably need that sweater all day long, but we're headed towards the 70s. just want to show you the contrast between san jose which you're seeing now and san francisco. yeah, those clouds still hanging out over san jose. meanwhile, crystal clear over the bay right at the immediate
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coast pretty much all morning long. your temperatures will continue to climb nicely. all that sunshine coming in, your weather headlines tell the story. sunny and mild, cool ocean breeze for today. then as we head through tuesday and wednesday, offshore flow setting up. a little drizzle and fog. then off shore flow and high pressure really grips the bay area. we're talking about the 70s. >> that's what we're talking about. >> yeah. >> both you and mother nature, thank you for giving us those post card shots today. >> we both would do anything for you, jon kelley. >> we'll check back with you. >> still ahead at 11:00, compromise and controversy and capitol hill is planning to overhaul immigration. >> immigration obviously important issue in northern california from the farm fields to silicon valley. we'll take a look in business news. >> our 49ers coverage continues. we'll show you how you can take kaepernicking from your couch to another level. and you can do it on super bowl sunday.
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well, today marks a somber day in history for nasa's former shuttle program. it was 27 years ago today when space shuttle "challenger" exploded shortly after liftoff from florida's cape canaveral. seven people died in that 1986 disaster including new hampshire school mcauliffe. the main cause of the explosion was a failure of a seal in the rocket booster due to cold. set to to announce a major compromise surrounding immigration. the small bipartisan group of senators coming up with a four-page plan outlining immigration reform. this includes a path for citizenship for those who enter the country illegally. it also covers border security and a guest worker employer verification program. some workers are hoping this plan will be their ticket to
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winning that 2016 election. >> we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. third, the democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. >> president obama will talk about the senate compromise when he visits las vegas today to lay out his own version on immigration. jon, the compromise also covers the highly educated workers which high tech covets. scott mcgrew says that silicon valley has been waiting a long time for immigration reform. >> good morning. the immigration has been a huge issue for high tech. and here's the perfect example of the problem. this couple they founded a software firm while attending the university of wisconsin, started hiring their friends, paid almost a million dollars in business taxes, then they had to go home to india because their student visas ran out. now, the business still exists,
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but it's run out of india with no american employees. obvious problem. everyone said it needed to be solved. the valley's been frustrated for years. so that deal seems to have been reached and the valley likes it. you can't overstate the importance of immigrants to bay area companies. paypal started by a russian, google started by a russian as well, ebay, a frenchman, tesla, sun microsystems india. if you extend that out to children of immigrants you can add in apple, syria, oracle, russia again and clorox in the east bay, ireland. back to you. >> wow, all right, scott, thanks so much. >> intriguing stuff there scott mcgrew. very interesting weather, in a nice way. >> top of the morning to you, jon and marla. we've got a good looking day shaping up. we do have puffy clouds, these are cumulus clouds, almost like the simpson clouds, remember that show cartoon? we've got good looking conditions.
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whenever you see those puffy fair weather clouds it means temperatures and thins are right on average. today we'll hit the upper 50s. we're slated to do so. temperatures climbing in concord, 52, 54 in oakland. and 52 in sunnyvale. a nice day ahead. temperatures will touch on the upper 50s, then hit the 60s tomorrow, closer to the 70s to kick off the week and finally getting to that weekend where we'll hold on to really comfortable conditions. make those plans while you can. 7:00 p.m. today we'll see clouds roll back onshore. stop that clock for you again as we get to tomorrow morning. a little bit of drizzle around. we should see fog and cloud cover hugging the coast but most of the bay area nice and clear to start. by 11:00 a.m. we'll see the cloud cover tomorrow. kind of settling into the inland valleys. that's an indication of high pressure, that ridge of high pressure that's going to bring your temperatures way up. 57 degrees in livermore today. 57 for fremont. right around 60 in napa. there's our warming agent, big
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ridge of high pressure. it will start to climb as we head through tuesday to wednesday and thursday and friday look to be the warmest days of the week, the 70s, even in some of your beach cities like santa cruz are looking really good there as we get from thursday to friday, those are the two days if you can get outdoors, oh, i highly recommend you do so. then saturday and sunday still looking good. 65 on saturday. if you're having a barbecue on sunday or having friends over, good news is the weather will cooperate. it will be super on sunday for all your plans. back to you, jon and marla. >> that makes sense, super on super bowl sunday. i like that. coming up at 11:00, why linsan itty is spreading to the silver screen. >> everybody wants to be colin kaepernick. we'll show you how you can get pretty close to looking like the 49ers qb.
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this weekend a film based on the true store of oakland's oscar graham taking home top honors at sundance. >> you got plans for the night? >> "fruitvale" stars octavia spencer and michael b. jordan as oscar graham himself. it follows the 24 hours leading up to the shooting by b.a.r.t. police officer that killed the unarmed 22-year-old. oscar graham's uncle just returned from sundance up in utah where he attended the film's premiere. >> we knew that this movie would help us share with the world who oscar was. you know, no one is perfect. you know? we all should be entitled to some redemptive acceptance in our lives. >> "fruitvale" was a big hit up there winning the grand jury
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prize and the sundance audience award. this is the first feature length film directed by ryan coogler of richmond. the weinstein family paying to distribute "fruitvale." so far no release date. jeremy lin stopped by for the final screening of "linsanity." documenting his sudden rise to stardom. >> so lin and the filmmakers got a standing o in the packed theater last night. the filmmaker said when he first approached lin about the documentary, lin was not too excited about it, but he eventually warmed up to the idea. >> he's like, i'm not a -- i'm not kim kardashian. i'm not reality. i don't want that kind of attention. i'm just a ball player, you know. and for me, a ball player with an awesome story. so you know, let's try something. >> the more that i went through
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my journey, the more i realized how big of a part god was in everything, and i just felt like i had to share it and i had to share it with the world. so this is one of the ways in which i could do it. >> good for him. now lin also says he's had to overcome his share of challenges, and hopes his story can inspire others. >> that should be a great flick to check out. we'll have to see that. with the niners working on title number six, their baseball counterparts showing off both those trophies. tonight the world series hardware making an appearance in antioch. fabs are get a glim at the center on lone tree way. it will be there between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. log on to to find out where the trophy's heading next. search the phrase "trophy tour." >> i wonder how many fingerprints. >> a lot of pine-sol and lysol to clean that thing off. >> when we come back, you may not be able to run like him or throw like him --
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we've got things going in here, the house band. >> if you like the look of colin kaepernick's tattoos. >> you love them. >> i do. a shop has an unbelievable deal. >> allied ink is discounting full-color niners tattoos to the tune of $49. get it? the shop says usually those types of designs would run 120 bucks each. the event runs this friday and saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and if you like kaep's look but you don't want to go under the needle. there's another option for you. go to
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they mimic the tattoos on his bicep. i did it. i have min waiting for me. >> i can't wait to see it on you. >> reports that kaepernick's jersey has been the best selling nfl jersey nationwide since the nfc playoff game against green bay. >> if you want all your 49ers stuff, check us out on we've got all your coverage there. we've got more people on the ground than anybody in the market. >> all day long. thanks so much for being with us. >> kaepernick tattoos, jerseys.
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